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Treatment of Achilles Tendon Bursitis or Tendinitis in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
466
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
2774
Orthopedic rehabilitation
478.57

St. Vinzenz Hospital for Orthopedics Duesseldorf

9.9/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery

The St. Vinzenz Hospital for Orthopedics Duesseldorf is a modern medical facility with a long tradition. The hospital provides high-quality medical care based on the use of the very latest and the most effective treatment methods. The priority area of ​​specialization is the treatment of orthopedic diseases. The hospital operate
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1688
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
8930 help8130

Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Kassel

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of orthopedic diseases! The clinic is a specialized medical facility, which provides top-class diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The cl
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1769
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
8500

University Hospital Ulm

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1843
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
8865

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
0
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Special Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatic Orthopedics

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1778
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
8772

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1843
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
9603

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1786
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1793
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
8719

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
2158
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
10939

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1909
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
8990

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1944
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
9382

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1896
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
9659

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1726
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
8221

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1968
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
9336

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1887
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
9335

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1801
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
8589

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma, Hand, Reconstructive Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
1930
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis
9654
| from Booking Health GmbH

Bursitis, tendinitis, tendinobursitis, tendinopathy are inflammatory processes that involve the Achilles tendon and two adjacent tendon bags. They are caused by a prolonged microtrauma, mainly due to running. In Germany, the disease is treated with conservative methods. If they do not work, the healthcare professionals then proceed to a surgical treatment.

Content

  1. How is Achilles tendon bursitis treated?
  2. Conservative therapy
  3. Surgical interventions
  4. Why is it worth undergoing treatment in Germany?

To treat the disease, German doctors use medicines, cell therapy, shock wave therapy, physical exercises, physiotherapy, orthoses, laser devices and dozens of other techniques. In 25% of cases, surgical operations are performed to restore and strengthen the Achilles tendon.

You can undergo your treatment in one of the following hospitals: University Hospital Heidelberg, University Hospital Ulm, or Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel.

Please make your appointment for treatment through the Booking Health website, and we will fully organize your trip. You will undergo your treatment in the desired hospital, or our specialists will recommend a clinic and a doctor; help you get a visa and book airline tickets; translate medical records into German and provide an interpreter to communicate with the doctors of the clinic. A personal medical coordinator will support you with any questions that may arise.

How is Achilles tendon bursitis treated?

 

Treating tendinopathy is a challenging task. Patients can expect a symptom resolution only 3-12 months after the start of therapy. In about 25% of patients, symptoms persist even 10 years after the onset of the disease. As a result, tendinitis significantly impairs the quality of life and reduces the physical activity levels. 

The main treatment options for the disease are as follows: 

  • therapeutic exercises;
  • shock wave therapy; 
  • orthoses; 
  • drug treatment; 
  • cell therapy. 

In total there are more than 40 types of treatment. Such a large number of techniques and the lack of a standard approach indicate that the results of therapy are not always good, and the search for better methods continues.

The surgical treatment of bursitis is started in the absence of the positive dynamics within 3 months, and also if the final result of treatment that would suit the patient is not achieved within 12 months. The operation allows the patient to completely eliminate the symptoms and restore the tendon, return to work or sports in a short time.

Conservative therapy

 

Most patients manage to improve their health with conservative therapy. Doctors in Germany use modern techniques that not only provide pain relief, but also restore the injured tendon.

Therapeutic exercises are one of the main treatment methods. They are more effective in people with initially low levels of physical activity.

Additional treatment methods include: 

  • stretching the calf muscle;
  • stretching the soleus muscle;
  • stretching the hamstring;
  • an ice massage for the Achilles tendon; 
  • physiotherapy. 

Achilles tendinitis is often treated with a high-energy or low-energy shock wave therapy. Acoustic waves cause a microdamage to tissues, which triggers the recovery processes. The procedure also has a symptomatic effect: it quickly relieves pain. Studies show that the high-energy shock wave therapy provides a better effect than the low-energy one.

Doctors in Germany also use injection therapy: 

  • polidocanol, which blocks neovascularization (the growth of new blood vessels);
  • botulinum toxin; 
  • hyaluronic acid. 

Some clinics use cold air therapy and high-power laser therapy. To accelerate tissue regeneration, platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injections are used.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to achieve immediate symptom relief. The tendon can be unloaded with a heel lift orthosis.

Surgical interventions

 

Conservative therapy usually resolves the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis after a few months. Many patients have to resort to different types of therapy before they achieve a satisfactory result.

For approximately one in four treated patients the therapy is not effective enough. Symptoms become milder but do not disappear completely. In such situations, the specialists resort to surgical interventions. The surgical treatment options are as follows:

  • a dissection of scars and adhesions to improve the tendon gliding and normalize its blood supply;
  • an excision of the tendon bag, if it is involved in the inflammatory process;
  • an excision of the area of the injured tendon with a plastic repair of the defect;
  • a restoration of the tendon with a donor or the patient's own graft, its strengthening with artificial materials.

In people who play sports, the healthcare professionals usually use autologous (the patient's own) tissues to restore the tendon, since they are the strongest, as well as survive faster and better. After such an operation and a subsequent rehabilitation, a person can tolerate any physical activities, so he returns to his training and competition.

If a person leads a sedentary lifestyle and does not have high requirements for functional results, then plastic surgery can be performed using donor or artificial materials (nylon, dacron, lavsan). These surgical interventions are less traumatic.

Why is it worth undergoing treatment in Germany?

 

Germany offers the highest level of medicine in Europe, and one of the highest in the world. This country is also famous for its sports medicine. Professional athletes from all over the world come here for their treatment. There are a few reasons for you to undergo achilles tendinitis treatment in Germany:

  • high-precision diagnostics, which allows doctors to plan the treatment perfectly; 
  • the very latest methods of conservative therapy provide a long-term relief or elimination of symptoms in most patients;
  • doctors here perform modern surgical interventions, including with the use of minimally invasive methods; 
  • you will be operated on by the surgeons who are among the best in the world;
  • after the operation, you can undergo a full rehabilitation in one of the rehabilitation centers in order to return to your usual life and training as soon as possible.

You can undergo your treatment for Achilles tendonitis and bursitis in one of the clinics in Germany. You are kindly welcome to visit the Booking Health website in order to see the prices for your treatment. With our website, you can make an appointment for your treatment at a favorable price, without additional coefficients for foreign patients. The specialists of the Booking Health company will help you to choose the most suitable hospitals in Germany and organize your trip abroad.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research

Articles for Orthopaedic Practice - Orthogate

Healthline




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